Rating Group: ACT! for America

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 83%
George Allen 83%
Thomas Allen 18%
Rob Andrews 47%
Joe Baca, Sr. 24%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 94%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 35%
Charlie Bass 94%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 42%
Melissa Bean 88%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 41%
Howard Berman 41%
Marion Berry 47%
Judy Biggert 88%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 94%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 94%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 35%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 67%
Conrad Burns 75%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 17%
Chris Cannon 65%
Dennis Cardoza 53%
Russ Carnahan 47%
Julia Carson 12%
Edward Case 77%
Mike Castle 77%
Ben Chandler III 71%
Chris Chocola 94%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jon Corzine 8%
Jerry Costello 29%
Christopher Cox 53%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 88%
Barbara Cubin 94%
Randall Cunningham 53%
Artur Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 47%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 88%
Bill Delahunt 6%
Thomas DeLay 59%
James DeMint 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Norm Dicks 41%
Chris Dodd 33%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 94%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 94%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 82%
Tom Feeney 88%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 6%
Mark Foley 94%
Harold Ford, Jr. 59%
Luis Fortuño 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 94%
Barney Frank 6%
William Frist 83%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 24%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 82%
Mark Green 94%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 41%
Katherine Harris 82%
Melissa Hart 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 24%
Robert Hayes 94%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 77%
Maurice Hinchey 12%
David Lee Hobson 82%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 59%
Darlene Hooley 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 82%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Nancy Johnson 82%
Tim Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 24%
Ric Keller 94%
Sue Kelly 94%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Mark Kennedy 88%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
Dale Kildee 29%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Herb Kohl 33%
James Kolbe 88%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
John Kuhl, Jr. 94%
Jon Kyl 83%
Ray LaHood 77%
Tom Lantos 29%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Frank Lautenberg 33%
James Leach 35%
Jerry Lewis 82%
Ron Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 58%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 65%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
Dick Lugar 75%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Don Manzullo 82%
Jim Marshall 88%
Melquiades Martinez 83%
Robert Matsui 18%
Thaddeus McCotter 94%
James McCrery III 94%
John McHugh 94%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 24%
Martin Meehan 6%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 41%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
Brad Miller 47%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 59%
Jack Murtha 24%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 71%
Anne Northup 88%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 77%
Jim Oberstar 12%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 12%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Thomas William Osborne 88%
Major Owens 12%
Michael Oxley 77%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 82%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 94%
Earl Pomeroy 65%
Jon Porter, Sr. 94%
Deborah Pryce 88%
George Radanovich 94%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 88%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 47%
Thomas Reynolds 88%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 24%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 6%
Ken Salazar 42%
Rick Santorum 83%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 82%
Jean Schmidt 41%
John Schwarz 82%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 77%
Donald Sherwood 82%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 88%
Ike Skelton 71%
Gordon Smith 67%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 24%
Mike Sodrel 100%
Hilda Solis 12%
Mark Souder 94%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 83%
Ted Strickland 29%
Bart Stupak 24%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 75%
John Sweeney 88%
James Talent 75%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 65%
Ellen Tauscher 24%
Charles Taylor 88%
Gene Taylor 77%
Craig Thomas 67%
William Thomas 77%
Todd Tiahrt 88%
Ed Towns 18%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 18%
George Voinovich 83%
James Walsh 77%
Zach Wamp 94%
John Warner 67%
Diane Watson 12%
Mel Watt 6%
Anthony Weiner 24%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 88%
Robert Wexler 24%
Heather Wilson 71%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 29%
Albert Wynn 35%
Bill Young 24%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 12%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 94%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 12%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 65%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 35%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 25%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 29%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 18%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 24%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 47%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 33%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 18%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 6%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 41%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 42%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 42%
VI U.S. House-Delegate Donna Christensen D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 6%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 12%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 35%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 71%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 12%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 82%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 6%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 12%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 35%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 41%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 12%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 12%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 18%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 24%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 25%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 47%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 41%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 24%
AS U.S. House-Delegate Eni Faleomavaega D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 12%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 24%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 25%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 18%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 41%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 6%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 25%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 24%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 65%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 6%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 6%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 12%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 53%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 18%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 41%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 24%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 42%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 24%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 33%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 41%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 58%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 47%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 35%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 6%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 25%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 18%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 6%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 65%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 12%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 24%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 41%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 18%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 6%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 82%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 18%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 47%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 6%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 65%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 12%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 35%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 24%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 12%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 6%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 18%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 17%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 12%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 12%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 58%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 25%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 18%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 6%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 18%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 18%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 58%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 18%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 12%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 25%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 47%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 12%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 35%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 6%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 6%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 41%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 33%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 53%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 59%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 12%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 6%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 29%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 18%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 29%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 42%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 24%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 18%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 12%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 29%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 18%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 12%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 18%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 24%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 12%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 17%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 33%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 12%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 18%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 71%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 94%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 67%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 94%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 94%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 71%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 94%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 94%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 94%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 94%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 83%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 94%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 94%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 94%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 41%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 94%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 88%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 77%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 94%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 83%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 75%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 88%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 83%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 88%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 83%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 71%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 67%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 82%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 82%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 94%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 94%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 77%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 94%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 94%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 88%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 83%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 88%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 83%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 83%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 88%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 88%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 53%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 94%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 94%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 88%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 94%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 88%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 94%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 88%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 58%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 94%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 83%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 94%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 94%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 88%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 94%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 94%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 77%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 83%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 88%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 88%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 77%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 88%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 77%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 12%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 94%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 82%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 92%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 94%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 94%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 94%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 71%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 88%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 83%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 94%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 94%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 94%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 82%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 94%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 94%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 94%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 75%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 88%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 88%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 94%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 83%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 94%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 94%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 94%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 65%

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